Water Conservation

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Note also that many services are available online to continue to serve the community at this time.

Water conservation is important to everyone. Conserving water not only benefits our natural ecosystems, but also provides other benefits such as:

  • Keeping the City’s water infrastructure running efficiently while delaying costs to upgrade our water infrastructure
  • Helping to ensure that water demand is available for unforeseen emergencies (e.g. major service disruption, firefighting)

Water restrictions are in effect every year, from May 1 – October 15, to reduce outdoor water use during seasonal high demand and low rainfall. Find out when you can water your lawn or garden to avoid getting a fine by viewing the Water Use Restrictions & Regulations.

Do you know where your drinking water comes from?

Our drinking water comes from rainfall and snowmelt that collects in the regions three watersheds, Capilano, Seymour, and Coquitlam. This water then gets treated and tested before being distributed to residents’ homes throughout Metro Vancouver. All residents in Metro Vancouver share the same water source.

For more information on our region's watersheds, visit metrovancouver.org  or call 604-432-6200.

Tips & Tools to Save Water at Home

Making simple changes around your ho​me to lower your water usage.

All City facilities are currently closed due to the pandemic. ​Please contact the Water Conservation Coordinator to find out how to purchase and pickup our ​Water Wise tools. Contact information is below.

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  • Purchase Water Wise Tools

  • Tips For A Healthy Lawn

  • Tips For A Water Wise Garden

Water Conservation